This is apparently the first test of the 2012 planning rule objection process for forest plan revisions (though the plans were prepared under the 1982 rule). On the Kootenai, there were 38 objectors and the same number of ‘interested persons’ (presumably some overlap). On the Idaho Panhandle, 22 objectors and 94 interested persons. Someone distilled that to these four topics for discussion and possible resolution at a meeting on each forest: county coordination, Wild and Scenic Rivers, recommended Wilderness and wilderness study areas, and management indicator species. Meetings with objectors are optional, but if held must be open to the public (interested persons can participate but the general public can’t). The reviewing officer, Associate Deputy Chief Jim Pena, attended in person. What do you think?